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Curated research library of TV news clips regarding the NSA, its oversight and privacy issues, 2009-2014

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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using Internet Archive TV News service.


Ron Johnson
U.S. Senator (R-Wisconsin), Chairman Homeland Security Committee
CNNW 05/10/2015
Johnson: I hope the reality of the situation, the reality of the threats we face will actually play a big part in terms of exactly how Congress responds. It's important to note that the second circuit court of appeals did not rule it unconstitutional. They just said it was not being applied properly based on how the law was written so we have to take a careful look at the way we write these, quite honestly very complex laws and always keep in mind these threats are real and let me repeat our best line of defense trying to keep this nation safe and secure is an effective intelligence gathering capability with robust Congressional oversight. And this is what should give people comfort. Protecting civil liberties is not a partisan issue, from the extreme right to the extreme left and everywhere in between, we all want to guard and protect American civil liberties. But we also have to keep this nation safe and secure.
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